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ALTUN HA MOST POPULAR VISITOR DESTINATION IN BELIZE

Altun Ha Maya site in rural Belize District, Hol Chan Marine Reserve
off Ambergris Caye and the Mountain Pine Ridge in Cayo were the three
most popular visitor destinations, among parks, reserves and
archeological sites, in Belize in 2007, according to figures provided
by the Archeology Department, the Belize Audubon Society, the Forestry
Department and the Belize Tourism Board.

The top 15 archeological, park and reserve destinations in 2007:

1. Altun Ha 73,369 visitors
2. Hol Chan Marine Reserve 56,671
3. Mountain Pine Ridge 56,027
4. Xunantunich 52,251
5. Lamanai 29,301
6. Cahal Pech 15,926
7. Caracol 14,018
8. Community Baboon Sanctuary 10,153*
9. Half Moon Caye National Monument 9,405
10. Actun Tunichil Muknal 9,433
11. Inland Blue Hole 9,156
12. Barton Creek Cave 5,699
13. Nim Li Punit 4,708
14. Lubaantun 4,384
15. Crooked Tree Wildlife Sanctuary 1,510

* Figures for 2007 for the Community Baboon Sanctuary not available;
rank based on 2006 figures

--Lan Sluder
www.belizefirst.com

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This coming from someone who has not actually visited the ruins, suprised that Altun Ha came out ahead of Lamanai since so many folks prefer Lamanai over the other...?

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Altun Ha is easier to get to and I believe the excursion is less expensive.


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Ah, thx, SS.

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and I'd be willing to bet that a sizeable chunk of the diff between Altun Ha and Lamanai is attributable to the cruisers for the very reason that SS mentioned.


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Thank god for that, Lamanai is too ecologically sensitive to have too many cruisers.


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